Are your friends and family’s dating introductions not enough to help you find the love of your life? Are you tired of meeting a “friend of a friend” for coffee or drinks? Do you wish you could meet someone special? Online dating services can help you with dating introductions with people who actually match your dating profile.
Many dating introductions services have you fill out complete profiles to help you find the man or woman of your dreams. These profiles are then put into a computer database. The dating service only sends you on dates with people who match your compatibility profile.
Traditional Dating Introductions
In addition to traditional dating introductions services such as eHarmony, Adult Friend Finder, Adult Match Maker and LoveMatch, there are also programs for specific groups. Perhaps the most prominent is JDate, a dating service for Jewish singles. Other specialty services include Christian dating, African American dating, dating services for older adults, dating services for older women seeking younger men, and more.
Once you are matched up with a date, you have the option of meeting them for a short period of time – say drinks or coffee – or going out on a longer date. One program, It’s Just Lunch, sets up professionals for one hour lunches with the idea that if they don’t like each other, they have only lost an hour.
Other dating introductions involve multiple people at once. Eight at Eight brings four women and four men together for dinner. The couples aren’t “matched” but relationships are allowed to flourish in a group setting.
Another option is Speed Dating. First introduced in the Jewish community, this phenomena has expanded into the larger single’s world. In this scenario, a single man or woman will go on 8 to 12 six-minute “dates” in one evening. Then each person will indicate which of their dates they would like to see again. If there is a match, then the sponsor will give the couples contact information.
In some dating introduction services, you not only see pictures and profiles of potential dates, you can also watch videos that they have put together. These give you a better sense of the mannerisms and interests of the person you might be dating.
Another popular way of finding a date is through online dating services. These programs allow you to get to know someone via chat and email before you commit to a date. While some people have found that the person they meet is nothing like they described on the internet, it still is a way to get comfortable with a person before going out on a date.
There are many ways to get dating introductions. You can find a potential mate through friends and family, traditional dating services to specialty dating services, video dating services, internet sources, or speed dating.
The important thing is that you put yourself out there, take risks, and ask for dating introductions.